Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
Click HERE for
Book Donation
Click the link above
to access the
Kids Power Library!

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a list of YA Card
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The library will be closed

Monday, May 29

due to the holiday.


Our normal hours will resume

Tuesday, May 30.

Events and Fundraisers

71st Annual Kick-Off

Dinner and Mini Auction

Monday, June 5

Apple Tree Terrace

Newberry Estate, Dallas


Reservations are now open for our annual Kick-Off Dinner! Stop in today to get your seat for this evening of delicious food and community fun.


The library can accept cash, check, or credit card (if paying with a credit card, we can take your reservation over the phone).

Reservations are $26.00 per person; due by Friday, May 26. Make checks payable to: Back Mountain Memorial Library.

See our Auction Page for the complete menu and program, or check out the event page on the library’s facebook page.

Special Furniture Sale!


The library is offering this beautiful Art Deco/Art Moderne’ Revival, Light Blue color, 1970s Ultra Suede, 3 piece sectional and chair & ottoman for sale!


3 Piece Sectional: $475

Chair & Ottoman: $250


Items must be picked up. All proceeds benefit the library. Items are available to view on request.
2017 Quilt Raffle
This year the library is raffling two handmade quilts by Leslie Horoshko. Tickets for these beautiful quilts ("Drift Away" 4'X4', "Shades of Red" 6'X6') are now on sale!
Tickets are available at the library for $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00, or 6 for $10.00. If you buy multiple tickets, you can choose how many tickets you want for each of the two quilts being raffled. The drawing will be held the last night of the auction. You don't need to attend to win!
The quilts are on display at the library's front desk.

Special Sale!


The library is selling this Children's Wooden Play Kitchen in excellent condition for $50.00 through our Holiday Shop!

We are also selling the Children's Wooden Play Stove in excellent condition (with Play Food) for $50.00.


If interested call or come in to the library.

The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Photography of Robert McLaughlin


The photography of Robert McLaughlin will be featured on the library’s Art Wall this May.


Robert resides in Shavertown and has enjoyed photography since his senior year in High School, when he received a camera as a graduation gift.

His work can be seen on his website,, where you can view his unique style of portraiture and other areas of interest. He is currently accepting appointments for individualized photo sessions. Robert’s work demonstrates his artistic flair and he invites all to view his display.

Display Case

Ty Beanie Baby Collection

By Sara DeRosa


Sara DeRosa, 12, will be displaying her collection at the library this May.


DeRosa has been collecting her Beanie Babies for three years. “Some Beanie Babies can be a lot of money,” DeRosa said of her collection.“I collect Beanie Babies because they are cute, and I love stuffed animals,” DeRosa said. When asked which Beanie Baby in her collection is her favorite, DeRosa seemed undecided. “Whisper the Fawn. She is adorable! Also Velvet the Panther. I like all cats. And all the rest are my favorites!”

Continuing Programs
Writing Workshop For
7th and 8th Grade Students
Thursdays, 4:00pm ~ 6:00pm
Call or come in to register.
This is a writing class for 7th and 8th graders. Please see the Children's Room Page for more information. (Sessions will continue as long as there is interest.)
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fridays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.
The Monday Morning Book Discussion Group is looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining this fun and relaxed book group can call or come in to the library to sign up.
The group meets at 10:00am, every 4th Monday.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patron's is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events